Holotropic breathwork is a powerful method to experience yourself. An expanded state of mind can be induced through intense breathing and a special set of music. In this state unconscious and neglected topics can become visible and accessible. This work is supported by a special type of body work which allows and facilitates the resolution of topics that are stuck in our bodies.
Where does holotropic breathwork come from?
Holotropic breathwork was originally developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof. Stan Grof is a worldwide renowned consciousness researcher who worked with psychiatric patients in the beginning of his career. Many of those patients were considered «hopeless cases», no therapy seemed to help them. In his studies Stan Grof discovered the potential of expanded states of consciousness. Those states opened up a way into the subconscious of his patients. There it became possible to work on topics where classical methods couldn’t help anymore.
Collective knowledge of cultures
Grof dedicated his whole life to exploring expanded states of consciousness. He researched trance techniques of cultures throughout the world. Deriving from his collected knowledge, he and his wife Christina developed holotropic breathwork. Since the mid 1980’s holotropic breathwork is being used as an efficient technique and constantly being refined.
Trance as chance for development
Holotropic breathwork is a simple and effective method. Using only intense breathing and special sets of music an expanded state of consciousness is induced. Within this state a wide range of experiences is possible. These experiences can be very helpful for personal development as well as therapeutic progress.
Holotropic breathwork can be done in workshops (group setting) or in single sessions. At the moment I do not organize group sessions but I do offer single sessions. Those take place at the Lebensraum in Basel, www.lebensraum-bs.ch . If you want a single session, please contact me for detailed information.
For workshops I highly recommend Luccio & Janka Schlettwein, www.holotrop.ch
The workshops are also offered in english, with translation.
Alternatively, I can offer working with circular breathing in my practice.
Integration work after psychedelic experiences
Yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, trance techniques and different psychoactive substances can induce very intense experiences. They can take us to unexpected heights or depths. Deep insights into our personality, behavioral patterns or problems become possible. We can be confronted with severe traumatic life events or go through blissful or transcendental experiences. No such experience is like another.
Support with integration of your experiences
The conscious integration of such experiences is not only reasonable but many times it proves to be necessary. Most people do this focused on the mind, many include working with their feelings. Through breathing therapy it is possible to additionally include the body in the integration process. This way the impact, depth and gain of the experiences grows.
Starting in September 2023, I offer psychedelic integration circles. Here you find a safe place to talk about your experience and pick up some inspiration for your integration process. Those evenings will take place at Gaia Media on every second thursday of the month. They cost 15.- per evening and require registration. The door opens at 17:30h, the circles start at 18:00h. If you want to participate but you think your german skills do not suffice, please contact me. We will find solutions for that.
14. Dez. 2023
08. Feb. 2024
On January, 11. 2024, there will be no integration circle. Instead, I will talk about integration at the Psychedelic Salon in Zürich.
I do not offer substance experiences. If you want to have an experience in an expanded state of mind, I recommend holotropic breathwork.